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Places for People opens door to equity investors with PRS fund

06/04/2017 | By Luke Cross

PfP Capital describes equity investment as ‘big but logical step’ and suggests PRS fund could be replicated across affordable, build to rent, student and retirement housing.

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L&Q leads charge into PRS guarantees funding as Venn lines up £700m pipeline

21/11/2016 | By Luke Cross

London housing association London and Quadrant (L&Q) has led the charge into the first tranche of UK government-guaranteed private rented sector (PRS) funding as operator Venn Partners awaits the build out of £700m of credit-approved schemes in its pipeline.

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Notting Hill vs Taylor Wimpey: Moody's compares housing associations and homebuilders

18/11/2016 | By Luke Cross

Housebuilders have more nimble capital structure and proactive approach to market conditions, while housing associations can flex activity and benefit from ‘extraordinary’ support of UK government, says Moody’s.

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Government-backed PRS funding scheme makes £265m debut issue at 1.75% coupon

17/11/2016 | By Luke Cross

A government-backed private rented sector (PRS) funding aggregator has launched a debut £265m bond, with £90m retained for later sale, at a coupon of 1.75 per cent.

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Government-guaranteed PRS scheme primed for maiden £265m bond issue

11/11/2016 | By Luke Cross

A government-backed private rented sector (PRS) funding aggregator has set off on an investor roadshow with a view to a £265m maiden bond issuance.

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L&Q and Swan downgraded by S&P over sales as two other HAs put on negative outlook

02/11/2016 | By Luke Cross

Credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has downgraded two associations and placed two others on negative outlook due to its concerns about sales risk.

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Sales to reach 30 per cent of HA revenue by 2018, says regulator

23/09/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

The English social housing regulator has reiterated the risks of market exposure amid its forecasts for sales activity to represent 30 per cent of the sector’s total income by 2018.

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TVH reaps commercial rewards as Abu Dhabi fund doubles Fizzy investment to £400m

04/08/2016 | By Luke Cross

Thames Valley Housing reaped the rewards of commercial investments in 2015/16 and saw another vote of confidence in its Fizzy business as its Abu Dhabi investor doubled its commitment to £400m.

Herefordshire Housing Moody's

Moody's signals case-by-case approach to HA credits after Brexit vote

19/07/2016 | By Luke Cross

Ratings agency says low rate environment could offer good time to borrow depending on ability to carry debt and how it is being used.

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